Monday, February 23, 2009

Ventura County November 2008 Loan To Value chart

Here is the November 2008 Loan To Value chart for Ventura County. If you click and enlarge the chart it basically shows how much people are putting down at different price points. A dot at 80.0 and $300,000 means that a borrower put 20% down on a $300,000 place. This gives us a feel for how people (down payments, monthly payments and loan type) are getting into the market and where (sale price) they are getting into the market.
The yellow shaded areas are places where private mortgage insurers are tightening and eliminating coverage. For jumbo conforming it is getting very difficult to get PMI. So FHA is the only option for loans with less than 20% down. For conforming loans it is getting difficult to get PMI above 90% LTV and this is where we see the rampant FHA activity. The Jumbo conforming loan limit was about to drop from 729k to 625k and many lenders were phasing it out by November. The jumbo conforming limit is back to 729k but its effect was marginal on the market to begin with.

1 comment:

Rob Dawg said...

That cluster at 75% LTV and pushed way down the price curve are investor knife catchers.